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insidehoops 02-17-2009 05:04 PM

Lisa Leslie to retire at end of 2009 season
 
Lisa Leslie to retire from Sparks at season’s end -- The AP reports: Three-time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie will call it quits after her upcoming 12th season with the Los Angeles Sparks. The 36-year-old center announced her decision Wednesday, accompanied by her 19-month-old daughter and husband. Leslie, a cornerstone of the league since its start in 1997, guided the Sparks to WNBA championships in 2001 and 2002. “I’m not going to pull a (Michael) Jordan and come back in a year or two,” she said. “For me, I feel good about where I am. … I just know this is a good time. I can still help (the team). I don’t want to be out there when I can’t do it.”

Maniak 03-01-2009 12:19 PM

Re: Lisa Leslie to retire at end of 2009 season
 
She was an amazing player, probably the WNBA's GOAT, and will hold that title until Candace comes back and continues her reign of greatness :bowdown: .

halffttime 03-01-2009 07:03 PM

Re: Lisa Leslie to retire at end of 2009 season
 
useless thread.. no offense insidehoops.. :lol

pohzoko 03-16-2009 03:52 PM

Re: Lisa Leslie to retire at end of 2009 season
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Maniak
She was an amazing player, probably the WNBA's GOAT, and will hold that title until Candace comes back and continues her reign of greatness :bowdown: .

QFT She was the first WNBA player I ever knew about.

liverpooty 03-16-2009 08:25 PM

Re: Lisa Leslie to retire at end of 2009 season
 
Its a shame there wasnt a WNBA when Cheryl Miller could play. She was amazing.

Quizno 03-17-2009 02:25 AM

Re: Lisa Leslie to retire at end of 2009 season
 
that's a bummer. lisa leslie was pretty much the only WNBA player i followed or cared about, she was great. a leslie-less WNBA just seems stupid

Dasher 03-31-2009 06:58 PM

Re: Lisa Leslie to retire at end of 2009 season
 
I would not go as far to call her the GOAT. Her prime does not match that of Cynthia Cooper's. I would slot her at #2 in regards to WNBA greatness.

BØBØ 04-08-2009 01:16 PM

Re: Lisa Leslie to retire at end of 2009 season
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by liverpooty
Its a shame there wasnt a WNBA when Cheryl Miller could play. She was amazing.

Yes she was, she would have been their first Star

Huey Freeman 05-20-2009 03:30 PM

Re: Lisa Leslie to retire at end of 2009 season
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Quizno
that's a bummer. lisa leslie was pretty much the only WNBA player i followed or cared about, she was great. a leslie-less WNBA just seems stupid

Everybody gets old sometime. :confusedshrug:

Geandily 05-21-2009 02:20 AM

Re: Lisa Leslie to retire at end of 2009 season
 
I think that when the longest thread in the WNBA forum is about which one of them is hotter, you know that nobody takes it seriously.

There's very few sports that women are better at than men and I think people need to work to find more sports like that. Volleyball being one of them, in Men's volleyball its just one ace after another, in women's volleyball there's actually volleys. The same sometimes goes for tennis, but that's one of the few sports where I think both sexes are fun to watch.

Jordan-esque 05-29-2009 04:18 PM

Re: Lisa Leslie to retire at end of 2009 season
 
Don't really follow her much, but wasn't she like the first big-woman in the WNBA like George Mikan was to the NBA?

JellyBean 06-09-2009 11:33 AM

Re: Lisa Leslie to retire at end of 2009 season
 
It is going to be sad not seeing L Double on the court, but it just gives my Seattle Storm more of a chance now:D

Congrats, Lisa Leslie. Thanks for being a leader for the WNBA.

golddigger31 02-05-2010 01:56 PM

Re: Lisa Leslie to retire at end of 2009 season
 
It's a hard decision, but good for her. let's hope she doesnt pull a Jordan, it could lose respect for her.

ProfessorMurder 02-06-2010 12:16 AM

Re: Lisa Leslie to retire at end of 2009 season
 
She's retired? Wow, loads of news coverage on women's bball.

She was really f*cking good.


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